Regime Change in Iraq from the Mongols to the Present: an Essay in <i>haute vulgarisation</i>

Peter Sluglett

in Regime Change in the Ancient Near East and Egypt

Published by British Academy

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263907
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734687 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Regime Change in Iraq from the Mongols to the Present: an Essay in haute vulgarisation

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This chapter examines continuity and change in Iraq from the mid-thirteenth century to the present, with special reference to royal ideology and administrative practices. It explains that during these six centuries, Iraq underwent a series of major upheavals but a degree of continuity was preserved through a succession of unrelentingly catastrophic events. It describes the incorporation of Iraq into the Mongol domains and then it came under the control of a semi-sedentary principality based first in eastern Anatolia and later in Tabriz.

Keywords: Iraq; continuity; change; royal ideology; administrative practices; Mongol; Anatolia; Tabriz

Chapter.  9931 words. 

Subjects: Classical History

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